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Institute a National Safety Week teaching First Aid, CPR, & self-defense

The tragedy of the Aurora shootings is but the latest example of the fact that dangerous and violent situations can manifest in the least likely of places. The American people have the right to be prepared for such situations when they arise by having a working knowledge of First Aid, CPR, and basic self-defense techniques. Teaching students these fundamental competencies every year in school from sixth grade onward will promote safety, health, and a culture of preparedness. Though nothing can prevent all dangerous situations, this training will help curtail violence and minimize the loss of life when it arrives.

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